Personal and medical information about patients registered at this Practice are stored electronically and in paper form. Some of the information will be sent to hospital consultants and other health professionals to whom you are referred by your GP in order to provide continued health care and obtain treatment for you.
“How we handle your information” leaflets are available at reception”
To ensure the security of the information obtained all of the staff who have access to your details and medical records are covered by confidentially clauses in their employment contracts and the Data Protection Act and Freedom of Information Act.
You have a right to access your medical records in accordance with the Access to Records Act 1990 although any request for a report or copies of notes may incur a charge. Further information is available from reception
A ‘How information about you helps us to provide better care’ leaflet and a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available to download at www.nhs.uk/caredata